Tue. Jan 18th, 2022

(Image: GETTY)The suspenseful past of this mudbank was recorded by the investigative team for the BBC show Inside Out South East.Protected as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and also a crucial breeding and nesting site for birds, the public can not check out Deadmans Island.This has stimulated ghostly tales, with locals warning of a scary atmosphere and an island inhabited exclusively by the dead. (Image: BBC)The late military historian Professor Eric Grove informed the BBC at the time: “They would be individuals who picked pockets and would consist of ten-year-olds sentenced to 15 years transport. (Image: BBC)Researchers found remains of French detainees, held during the Napoleonic wars, in neighboring Chatham.These, when discovered, were exhumed and reburied however have because been moved to the St Georges Centre at Chatham Maritime.The bodies on Deadmans Island, however, are not likely to be reburied due to the changing seascape which threatens the toughness of the bones.Watch the Inside Out episode here.

(Image: BBC/ Google Maps) Prison ships moored in the River Medway in the 18th and 19th centuries. (Image: GETTY)The suspenseful past of this mudbank was captured by the investigative group for the BBC show Inside Out South East.Protected as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and likewise an essential breeding and nesting site for birds, the public can not check out Deadmans Island.This has triggered ghostly tales, with locals cautioning of a scary environment and an island occupied solely by the dead. (Image: BBC)Presenter Natalie Graham said her visit would “stay with her permanently”. (Image: BBC)The late military historian Professor Eric Grove told the BBC at the time: “They would be individuals who picked pockets and would include ten-year-olds sentenced to 15 years transport. (Image: BBC)Researchers found remains of French prisoners, held during the Napoleonic wars, in neighboring Chatham.These, when found, were exhumed and reburied however have given that been moved to the St Georges Centre at Chatham Maritime.The bodies on Deadmans Island, nevertheless, are unlikely to be reburied due to the altering seascape which threatens the resilience of the bones.Watch the Inside Out episode here.

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